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Buy a goldfish from a baby, or buy it full-grown?  

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  1. 1. Buy a goldfish from a baby, or buy it full-grown?

    • I would rather buy it from a baby, babies are so cute, and then I know I raised him/her myself!
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    • I would rather buy a baby cause they are much much cheaper.
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    • I would rather buy him/her older, so then I can see what they look like full grown, and I won't be disappointed by a small wen, or not as egg shaped as hoped, etc!
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    • I would rather buy him/her older, cause they are stronger, and a little easier to care for.
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    • I don't really care, I just buy whatever catches my eye.
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  • Regular Member

I'm just curious about what ya'll think. I like buying my fish from babies, when they are so tiny, and watching them grow, but sometimes I feel disappointed if they aren't as "well-bred" as I had hoped...like not as egg-shaped especially...some of my fantails are shaped almost like comets!

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Good question. I always like what catches my eye. If I am looking for something specific then I would love to start out as a baby and see him or her grow. But it really boils down too the individual fish.

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Guest She_elf

What I love most about having pets or growing plants is the process of watching them grow! I will love them deeply no matter how they turn out to be! I am like a Hobbit! :D I share a love for things that grOW...

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I said whatever catches my eye! I can go to get a particular type of fish & get there only to see something TOTALLY different!! And I am SUNK if they do that little wiggily "pick me" dance!! :blink:

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I normally buy what catches my eyes... it's like love at first sight... If none catches my eyes I will go for the babies... they are so frigging cute :heart

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Oh, I love to buy the little babies. Like a few others here I love to nurture them and watch them grow. It's so rewarding, and I love them no matter how they turn out. Maybe one day I'll get a few special show GF, but right now I'm happy as a clam with all my babies. :heart:goldfish::heart

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Guest FinnyFinnedFriend

Yeppers I am a baby fanatic! and it is cool watching them grow, especialy when you have pictures and can see their development.

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I buy all sorts. Like most people here whatever appeals to me most regardless of size.

I must say though from my experience that buying a medium size fish and getting it to full size is a lot more difficult than buying a small fish and getting it to medium size in a home aquarium. The smaller they are the quicker they grow too so you can enjoy watching them grow in a shorter timespan.

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I typically get baby fish, I like bonding with them and watching them grow and knowing that they got the way they are because of the care and effort I put into them. Sometimes it is tempting to buy larger fish because I get a little impatiant if my fish don't grow faster. :)

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I picked number 2, but #1 also applies. All of my goldies were bought as "medium" or "small", mainly for cost reasons. Over the nearly 3 years that I've had my goldies, I've enjoyed watching them grow up. Especially my orange and white common, as well as my comet and shubunkin. They were so tiny when I bought them.

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I love the babies! I just think it is so much fun to raise something myself. I have seena couple of really big Gf that I would LOVE to have, but they are so far out of my price range, and there is no where I could put a tank big enough to hold even just one of them. Someday . . .

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Well, I voted for buying the "grownups," but I have to qualify that by saying that I buy the bigguns cuz I have a pond and the babies would get lost! Although, I have been playing around with the idea of pulling out the old aquarium and getting some fancies cuz I love them and I can't put them in with the comet and the shubunkin, not only cuz they would eat all the food, but also cuz there's just not enough room for more. :)

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